JACKSONVILLE, FL — A Jacksonville man is the second Floridian to make headlines in recent weeks for suffering an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound that could wind up with jail time after a hospital stay. The most recent incident occurred Friday morning, sending that Jacksonville man to the hospital with an injury to his penis.
Ironically, the first incident involved a man named Trigger, a Dollar General store and a shot to the ankle. That incident happened in Pasco County’s Hudson on June 11.
The Jacksonville incident reportedly occurred in the early morning hours June 30 when Cedrick Jelks, 38, accidentally sat on a gun that was in the driver’s seat of his car, News4Jax reported. The gun fired, striking him in the penis.
Jacksonville police were called to the hospital to investigate the shooting and learned what occurred, the station reported. Jelks reportedly underwent surgery. While his condition is not currently known, authorities say he may face charges related to having that gun in the first place. It seems he was convicted in the past on a drug-related charge, the station reported.
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